MTN Ghana has selected Ericsson for deployment of LTE network in Greater Accra region. This deployment will enable MTN to offer high-quality mobile broadband experiences on HSPA and LTE technologies to its 16 million subscribers.
Swedish equipment vendor will install multi-standard radio solution which supports GSM/EDGE, WCDMA/HSPA and LTE.
Ebenezer Twum Asante, CEO, MTN Ghana, says: “MTN Ghana is happy to roll out its LTE services. Our customers are looking for world-class data access that is capable of meeting all their unique connectivity requirements and we are excited at the opportunity to provide them this latest technology.”
Ignacio Gelso, Country Manager, Ericsson Ghana, says: “As a global LTE leader, we are excited by the opportunities for inclusion and empowerment that connectivity brings to Africa and Ghana. There is a growing recognition among operators of the need to deploy 4G/LTE to keep their mobile broadband offerings competitive. Ericsson’s technology leadership makes us a trusted transformation partner for operators exploring the possibilities of the Networked Society.”
According to the Sub-Saharan Africa appendix of the Ericsson Mobility Report, WCDMA/HSPA combined with LTE will account for almost 80 percent of subscriptions in the region by the end of 2021. In addition, data usage will grow 15 times from current levels, with LTE subscriptions growing 28 times.